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Helen Keller's Schooling
It appears that Mr. Gilman deduced from his pupil’s indisposition one day last Fall the idea that she was overworking herself and so changed her programme by omitting geometry and astronomy and advancing her time of college matriculation from 1899 to 1902. This broke the girl’s heart, and she wrote to a friend, “I could scarcely endure my bitter humiliation. It seemed to me as if I had been cheated out of my proper share in the school work. I knew that Miss Sullivan’s judgment had been flung aside as of no value, and I knew, too, that she had lived near and taken the best care of me for nearly eleven years, and that no harm had come to me while I was with her. She had worked all those long years to make my life sweet and happy. I had never overworked in my whole life and she had.”...
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Title: Helen Keller's Schooling
Creator: n/a
Date: January 14, 1898
Format: Article
Publication: The New York Times
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: p.5
Keywords: Anne Sullivan; Arthur Gilman; Blind; Cambridge School For Young Ladies; Cambridge, MA; Deaf; Deaf-blind; Education; Educational Institutions; Helen Keller; Massachusetts; Perkins School For The Blind; Schools; Sensory Disability
Topics: Institutions, Organizations & Corporations